Resorts WorldBet Becomes Eighth Online Sportsbook In NY To Launch

Written By Mike Mazzeo on March 3, 2022
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Eight down. One to go.

Resorts WorldBet on Thursday became the eighth online sports betting operator to launch in New York.

The sportsbook obviously missed the Super Bowl but will be available to New Yorkers for wagering on March Madness. This launch comes as no surprise, as Resorts WorldBet aired dozens of commercials teasing its NY sports betting debut.

With eight online sportsbooks now live in the Empire State, that leaves only one spot remaining. Bally Bet is slated to be the ninth and final app to go live, with its launch expected sometime in April.

Legal online sports betting in NY began on Jan. 8. Since then, FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, PointsBet, WynnBet and BetRivers all opened for business before Resorts WorldBet joined the group.

Through Feb. 20, NY online sports betting operators have generated a combined $2.8 billion in handle, leading to $91.4 million in tax revenue for the state off its US-high 51% rate.

Resorts World has two casino properties in New York, including Resorts World Catskills and Resorts World NYC.

It is possible that Resorts World NYC earns a full-casino license as part of the state’s downstate expansion. Local policymakers are seeking to expedite the awarding of three downstate casino licenses as part of the upcoming state budget.

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Mike Mazzeo is the Lead Writer for PlayNY, arriving after covering several of New York's professional sports teams in a variety of roles for the past decade. Previously, he served as a beat writer and columnist covering the Brooklyn Nets (ESPN) and New York Yankees (New York Daily News). Mike also covered both the MLB and NBA nationally for Yahoo Sports. In addition, he served as a general assignment reporter for ESPN NewYork.com. He has also had bylines in the New York Times, New York Post, Newsday, Forbes and The Ringer. With PlayNY, Mike brings extensive coverage and unique story angles to what is projected to be one of the biggest and most lucrative online sports betting markets in the country. It's been an arduous and confounding process to get here, but 20 million New Yorkers (many of them die-hards) are now legally able to bet on their favorite sports teams across the state via online and mobile platforms.

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